- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The city of Bismarck says an estimated 50,000 gallons of an inert combination of grit and excess lime taken out during drinking water treatment has been released into the Missouri River.

A tank overflow at the Bismarck Water Treatment Plant was the source of the Saturday release. The lime slurry is typically transported to a landfill.

Michelle Klose of the city of Bismarck says the city and the state Department of Health are working on a plan to prevent future occurrences.

She says there is no immediate danger to the public or the water supply.


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